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Selim Bingol

Senior Vice President and
Chief Communications Officer

Selim Bingol
Selim Bingol
As senior vice president and chief communications officer, Selim Bingol is responsible for directing Duke Energy’s communications strategy and services, including internal and external communications support for business segments, media relations, executive communications, brand management and digital communications. He assumed his current position in January 2015.

Previously, Selim served as senior vice president of global communications at General Motors Co. In this role, he led all communications, measurably improving the company’s reputation among stakeholders as it emerged from bankruptcy and the “Government Motors” era. Key areas of accountability included executive positioning, media relations, employee/labor communications for 200,000 employees worldwide, financial media relations including earnings reports and analyst events, and corporate philanthropy as chair of the GM Foundation.

In his prior corporate role, Selim was senior vice president of corporate communications at AT&T, where he led the public relations organization of what was then the world’s largest telecom company through one of the most dynamic periods in its history. This included multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, roll out of national broadband DSL service, introduction of U-Verse television service, and the creation of Cingular Wireless in partnership with BellSouth. His specific functional leadership roles included employee communications, executive positioning, media relations, investor relations and special events.

During his career, Selim has held senior partner positions at Fleishman-Hillard Communications, one of the world’s largest public relations agencies. Most recently, he returned to run the agency’s San Antonio office upon the retirement of AT&T CEO/Chairman Ed Whitacre and built a million- dollar business with clients like Visa. Earlier, he served on site at SBC Communications managing the telecom company’s corporate communications function and handling roles as corporate spokesman, speechwriter, CEO media relations and public affairs media.

Earlier in his career, Selim worked with one of the industry’s leading grassroots advocacy firms, and was press secretary for then-U.S. Rep. Jon Kyl (R-Az.) in Washington, D.C.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Selim and his wife, Julie, have three daughters.

Last updated May 9, 2017

Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 8.2 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial business operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.